Launched in March, 1972, the XA was Ford Australia’s first model to be completely designed and built in this country. For sale is this restored genuine 1972 XA GS V8 Fairmont in stunning and rare Kelly green metallic with the original Parchment trim. Originally sold through Allan Coffey Motors, Ringwood, VIC, this GS Fairmont features the all matching numbers 302 Cleveland V8 and T-Bar C4 automatic transmission. A one of one build spec car with Ford letter of verification and showing a genuine 151,000 miles from new.
The GS Rallye Pack was one of the most popular options carried over from the XW/XY range. The GS Pack included special side stripes, 12-slot styled steel wheels with brushed centre caps, sports steering wheel and full instrumentation, including a tacho, electric clock, oil pressure, fuel and temperature gauges. A GT style grille complete with driving lights was also available but rarely seen on XA Grand Sports . Available across all three trim levels, the GS option could be had with any engine and transmission combination, allowing the Ford buyer to create a car with all the visual appeal of a GT without the expense. As GT values have exploded over the past decade, interest in the GS package has grown accordingly, particularly cars equipped with a factory Ford V8.
This XA GS has been fitted at some stage with A/C (not connected) and dealer fitted power steering. It is damage free and completely rust free. The 2017 restoration included a full respray inside and out, with new chrome while maintaining the original Parchment interior. The motor and transmission were treated to a freshen up to stock specifications. All rubbers have been replaced as has the Kelsey Hayes 12 slots and the front end has also been rebuilt.
A rare and collectible GS Fairmont, this car is ready to cruise and with all the hard work done, she's ready to enjoy with the family. The GS is located in Heidelberg, Melbourne for your immediate inspection. (Ref. 5385)
Y - 302 CID V8
B - T-bar Cruisomatic
Y - Kelly Green Metallic
P - Parchment
03 - Seat belts
48 - Rallye Pack (GS)
90 - Delete Wax